Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health @Oxford
The Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health (CTM&GH) in Oxford is home to the Oxford Centre for Global Health Research, a collection of academic groups, networks and consortia, who support the generation of integrated evidence that is focussed on patients and addresses major public health issues globally. The Oxford Centre for Global Health Research is also the base for postgraduate studies in tropical medicine, including the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine.
Generating, sharing and enabling evidence to advance global health equity and security
- Research: produce high-quality and locally-led evidence in resource-limited and challenging settings
- Data sharing: establish global networks to make evidence generation easier, faster and better
- Implementation: guide policy in global health; train LMIC global health research leaders
- Conduct research in difficult places and vulnerable populations
- Enable research in places, diseases and communities where evidence is missing (TGHN)
- Ensure data is high quality, is ready for sharing and being shared (IDDO)
- Prepare for and coordinating research in outbreaks and emergent diseases (ERGO)
- Build research into health systems (OHSCAR)
- Integrate social science and ethics
- Strong regional presence and collaborations (AfOx)
- Capacity development, training and teaching (MSc)
@Oxford Research Highlights
Posted 05/06/2018. Children suffering from malaria and malnutrition might experience diminished height growth when treated for both conditions simultaneously. Philippe Guerin and colleagues found that children treated for both falciparum malaria and uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in Niger experienced a reduction in height gains while increasing their weight at the same time.
Tools for surveillance of anti-malarial drug resistance Tools for surveillance of anti-malarial drug resistance
Posted 27/03/2018. This study proposes path for improving surveillance of antimalarial resistance through new technologies to produce molecular assays and capacity strengthening among national reference laboratories. After identifying deficiencies in method standardisation, study authors said a range of affordable techniques, combined with improved access to standardized protocols, training and proficiency testing, could boost surveillance efforts.
Adaptation of Plasmodium falciparum to its transmission environment Adaptation of Plasmodium falciparum to its transmission environment
Posted 20/02/2018. The malaria parasite is a major cause of illness and deaths throughout the tropics. To survive, the malaria parasite needs to be transmitted by mosquitos form person to person. In this paper Martin Rono and colleagues show at the cellular and molecular level how the parasite balances its investment between growing efficiently in humans and maximising the chances of being transmitted by mosquitos, depending on the local environment.
Posted 02/01/2018. Technological potentials have raised high hopes on healthcare access in LMICs like India. However, five years of research by Dr Marco Haenssgen paint a less optimistic picture and show adverse consequences of mobile phone diffusion, which creates more competition and new divisions and leaves the poorest strata of population worse off than before.